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  • CharlieStCloud 6 May 2013 07:59:59 5,812 posts
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    I have never, ever been to the cinema on my own!

    ... I just cannot do it.

    Nearly did when I went travelling for a year when I wanted to see Avatar in the world biggest IMAX screen in Melbourne - the girl who was on top of me (in my room) asked what I was up to that day and decided to tag along.

    p.s. Oh, I meant the girl who was on the top of our bunk bed!

    Edited by CharlieStCloud at 08:02:01 06-05-2013
  • heyyo 6 May 2013 08:19:08 14,356 posts
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    I went to see Skyfall alone, 11am on a weekday - it was brillant. There were 5 or 6 adults with the same idea/situation (to go alone) all dotted around the theater in silence.

    Personally I think as an adult man it's more socially acceptable to do things on your own, especially social things.
  • Deleted user 6 May 2013 08:40:54
    Cinema doesn't need to be a social thing and you get to a certain age and level of maturity that you realise that going on your own is fine. No one else that's there gives a fuck that you're on your own unless its a kids film.
  • spytech 6 May 2013 08:49:27 8 posts
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    hey fellows i have been going to cinema alone for more that four years.

    Edited by spytech at 08:49:43 06-05-2013
  • Salaman 6 May 2013 08:51:07 22,825 posts
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    I read a blog once from a lady who decided to actually go and eat out alone. She'd been in a situation often where she was travelling and wanted to go grab dinner but felt awkward about eating on her own and what people would think and how they would probably pity her and blahblahblah.

    So she decided to push herself to do this thing.

    The conclusion after a few lonely meals was that
    a) it's brilliant. Enjoy your food/wine and a good book. Just a bit of me time
    b) after a while you start to realise that nobody cares

    Same with going to the movie alone. In your mind you may think everyone is thinking something about you, as you're there alone.
    In reality you're part of the scenery to all those people. They don't notice you. They don't care.

    So if you want to see a movie and you can't find someone to tag alone. Just go see it.
  • Tonka 6 May 2013 08:53:03 26,463 posts
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    I really enjoy going to the cinema on my own. I don't mid going with my wife or friends or whatever. But it's not as if you can talk to people whilst in the cinema. I much prefer doing other social stuff when in a group.
  • Salaman 6 May 2013 08:59:49 22,825 posts
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    Don't you need someone with you to ask questions when you lose the plot?
    :-P
  • beastmaster 6 May 2013 09:46:20 17,574 posts
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    I love going on my own but the split is about 50/50. Sometimes it's not so much as on your own but going when it's quite, which means going on my own.

    One thing I am fussy about where I sit. Always end up sitting on the back part of the front section. That way, I'm not too close to the screen and there's a huge gap behind me till the next set of seats start.

    However, for any major blockbuster it's the centre of the back row of the IMAX with mates on opening night.

    I think I've been pretty lucky with regards seeing films and the crowd in there. Mostly. I don't find it a problem at all.

    The worst best(?) experience we ever had was Highlander 2. Cinema was packed. About halfway through someone shouted out "This film is SHIT!!". After a brief moment someone else shouted "There can be only one!". What then followed were a load of different people shouting quotes from the original film.

    The crowd just went with it. Turned into our most memorable film viewing ever. Very funny indeed but could have so easily gone the other way.
  • Deleted user 6 May 2013 10:25:50
    haha that great. I saw spiderman 3 in a packed cinema. A guy in the front row just flipped. He thought he was the green goblin. (He had a mask) Just started running around screaming and shouting random crap. Hysterical.

    More entertaining than the film.
  • Tonka 6 May 2013 11:53:23 26,463 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    Don't you need someone with you to ask questions when you lose the plot?
    :-P
    I only go to plotless films like Transformers or TDKR
  • Addy_B 13 Oct 2017 19:06:04 1,632 posts
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    I think I'll be going on my own for the first time ever next week. I want to watch Blade Runner 2049 but no one's available. The thought of it sounds a bit weird (going lonesome that is) but I guess I'm also at that age where I just don't give a shit and really want to watch it.
  • Blurp 13 Oct 2017 19:09:17 1,042 posts
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    Going to the cinema shouldn't be considered as a social event. You sit in silence and watch a film. Going alone is fine.

    Edited by Blurp at 19:09:37 13-10-2017
  • freddymercurystwin 13 Oct 2017 19:10:24 1,252 posts
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    I've been a couple of times, more so now after we had kids, like you I just couldn't give a shit anymore. It's not like you talk through the movie anyway so what's there to knock it?

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 19:11:46 13-10-2017
  • freddymercurystwin 13 Oct 2017 19:10:26 1,252 posts
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    .

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 19:10:59 13-10-2017
  • sport 13 Oct 2017 19:10:33 13,982 posts
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    Just ignore the staring and the whispers.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 13 Oct 2017 19:15:05 10,951 posts
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    I went on my own for the second time last week to watch Blade Runner. It was glorious.
  • elstoof 13 Oct 2017 19:15:07 18,632 posts
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    I went on my own to see blade runner this week, do it all time. I work for myself so the best time for me to go is a 1pm showing midweek, kids are at school but no one else is usually available.

    Itís bliss. My local is an Everyman, great bar, itís empty that time of day. I could rub one out right there in the sofa chair and no one would bother me over it
  • aceldama 13 Oct 2017 19:16:11 40 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Just ignore the staring and the whispers.
    It'll just be some loser talking to himself anyway.
  • elstoof 13 Oct 2017 19:16:37 18,632 posts
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    The only downside is you come out of the cinema half cut and post film groggy at 3/4pm and thereís still the rest of the day to get theough
  • Dombat 13 Oct 2017 19:22:53 1,158 posts
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    It's possibly the easiest 'social' activity to do alone IMO. You can't really talk, you're in a dark room and you're there to get immersed in a film.

    Having said that, I've only done it myself once before - to see Mad Max. I'm not a big cinema person anyway. Will go alone a second time this weekend to see the new Blade Runner, which I'm looking forward to watching and I have little else to do anyway.
  • HarryB 13 Oct 2017 19:27:45 7,172 posts
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    My other half was in Shetland for 12 weeks and I have a cineworld unlimited card so I went quite a few times earlier in the year. Saw Tranispotting 2, Hacksaw Ridge and a few others. Didnít really find it to be an issue. I did go a bit later and skip the ads as I normally spend those 20 minutes discussing if the films are going to be shit or not and slagging off the people in the cineworld adverts.
  • Addy_B 13 Oct 2017 19:27:49 1,632 posts
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    To be honest I miss out on plenty of films at the cinema due to not wanting to go on my own. It's about time I thought fuck it. Years ago the wife used to say it was sad and now she's all for it....probably wants me out the house so she can get gangbanged or something. Still blade runner 2049 though!
  • challenge_hanukkah 13 Oct 2017 19:30:57 5,213 posts
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    CharlieStCloud wrote:
    I have never, ever been to the cinema on my own!

    ... I just cannot do it.

    Nearly did when I went travelling for a year when I wanted to see Avatar in the world biggest IMAX screen in Melbourne - the girl who was on top of me (in my room) asked what I was up to that day and decided to tag along.

    p.s. Oh, I meant the girl who was on the top of our bunk bed!
    Such a cad.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 13 Oct 2017 19:34:04 10,951 posts
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    He really was a weiner.
  • Yorkshire_Bourne 13 Oct 2017 19:45:43 300 posts
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    I'd rather go alone any day of the week, even to see a kids film ffs.

    I've been to see quite a few films on my own, I often go in the morning when I'm on my late shift and the wife is at work. It's like a dirty little secret, but it's the only time I get to enjoy a movie in its entirety.

    I go with the family and its;

    The constant whirr of the reclining chair. JUST SIT STILL FFS!

    "I need a wee", 30 mins into the film, even though they were asked 10 times in the que for popcorn.

    The wife noisily offering me a non-essential wine gum mid way through an action scene or important plot twist moment. Blasphemy I tells ya!

    Roll on 2 weeks time, it'll be just me, Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford enjoying each other's company whilst I gently caress a giant coke *ahem*, and popcorn.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 13 Oct 2017 19:48:17 10,951 posts
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    I'm not sure going to see a kids movie alone is the best idea for a middle aged man.
  • cjb_bjc 13 Oct 2017 20:01:30 1,872 posts
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    I've always wanted to do this, but never have... But i think i might, and it just happens to be for Blade Runner too
  • Addy_B 13 Oct 2017 20:05:07 1,632 posts
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    How old are you lone wolf film watchers?
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